Professional Expertise

With a unique architectural and design background, Renae Bradshaw advises clients on how to leverage their real estate into strategic assets. Since joining Savills Studley in 2014, Renae has brokered and supported transactions across the U.S. for a total volume of more than 3 million square feet. She specializes in transaction consultation, including real estate strategic planning, lease restructures, office relocations, sale leaseback decisions and workplace analyses. Renae is a key member of Savills Studley teams that manage the U.S. real estate portfolio for several international business services firms, and has contributed to some of the most significant recent transactions in the Chicago CBD for clients that include Bel Brands, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, ABN AMRO, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Prior to joining the firm, Renae led the corporate interiors practice at HOK Chicago, providing leadership in the areas of workplace strategy; facility evaluation; programming and planning; design and project implementation for clients. Her experience spans from small, single-office solutions to large, multi-market portfolios. She began her career in management consulting with Accenture, and entered the real estate services industry in 1998 within the architecture and design field. Renae leverages her depth of experience and varied background to bring a solution-based perspective to her corporate clients regarding their real estate investments.

Activities & Achievements

Renae is currently President of the Chicago Chapter of CoreNet, one of the largest chapters in the world. She is a thought leader within the industry, and often contributes to commercial real estate and workplace strategy panel discussions and publications. In 2016, she presented at the Disrupt CRE conference in Chicago. Renae also serves on the Chicago Real Estate Council of the City of Hope.

Renae has also been a board member for the Greater Chicago Food Depository real estate fundraiser and the Chicago Real Estate Organization. In 2013, Renae led an AIA chapter continuing education program regarding a change management strategy implemented for The Joyce Foundation. Her work was granted a “Best of Year” award by Interior Design magazine and a First Place, Design Excellence award by ASID.

Education

Renae holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University and has the MCR designation from CoreNet Global. She received her design education from Harrington School of Design.

Transaction Volume

3 million SF

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